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Equality & Diversity


The University of Cambridge signs Equality Pledge.                            Read the full story here


"The University's diversity plays a key role in sustaining its academic excellence"

Vice Chancellor, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz


Welcome to Equality & Diversity

The University of Cambridge is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.

The commitment applies to all protected groups and is underpinned by the University's Equal Opportunities Policy and Combined Equality Scheme (CES).

In recognition of the University's commitment to progressing equality and diversity, it has received the following awards:

Equality Duty Requirements

In line with requirements under the Equality Act 2010, the University has published the draft Equality & Diversity Information Report 2014/15. This incorporates data on staff and student matters at the University of Cambridge and provides an overview of the University's progress against the Equality Objectives outlined below.

The University has also approved Equality Objectives (revised February 2013) in response to the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.


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The University of Cambridge Signs Equality Pledge

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The University of Cambridge and Cambridge City Council have underlined their support for diversity and equality across the city and beyond by signing the Equality Pledge.

Shared Parental Leave Policy

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Public Equality Duties

13 February 2015

EHRC updated guidance on the public equality duties.

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